Educational talk on edible flora of olive groves and visit at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) olive grove

Educational talk on edible flora of olive groves and visit at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) olive grove

In the framework of the project LIFE IGIC – Improvement of Green Infrastructure in agroecosystems: reconnecting natural areas by countering habitat fragmentation – LIFE16 NAT/GR/000575, educational talk and visit at the olive grove of Hellenic Mediterranean University  took place in the 22th of February 2022.The talk focused on the flora diversity of olive groves and especially at the species with edible value for the local and worldwide community.

The topic was presented by Mr Dr. Emmanouel Kambourakis, Life IGIC coordinator and director of the Laboratory of Olive and Agroecological Production Systems (Department of Agriculture, Hellenic Mediterranean University), who indicated the importance of green infrastructure in olive groves for the conservation and restoration of the local biodiversity as well as for the sustainability of agroecosystems. Additional insight was given by a member of the laboratory, Antonia Vogiatzaki, fully conversant with edible flora, who presented and indicated the edible flora of olive groves to the participants, as well as Mr. Yiannis Markakis, director of the Cretan open-air museum «Lychnostatis» who underlined the importance of edible flora to the intangible cultural heritage and Cretan folk tradition.

 

Educational talk on edible flora of olive groves and visit at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) olive grove Educational talk on edible flora of olive groves and visit at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) olive groveEducational talk on edible flora of olive groves and visit at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) olive grove Educational talk on edible flora of olive groves and visit at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) olive grove Educational talk on edible flora of olive groves and visit at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) olive grove Educational talk on edible flora of olive groves and visit at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) olive groveEducational talk on edible flora of olive groves and visit at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) olive grove

The project Improvement of Green Infrastructure in agroecosystems: reconnecting natural areas by countering habitat fragmentation – LIFE16 NAT/GR/000575 has received funding from the LIFE programme of the European Union. Also with the contribution of the Green Fund

The project LIFE IGIC – Improvement of Green Infrastructure in agroecosystems: reconnecting natural areas by countering habitat fragmentation – LIFE16 NAT/GR/000575 is being implemented with the contribution of the LIFE Programme of the European Union. Also, the project is being implemented with the contribution of the Green Fund.

BENEFICIARIES

CO-FINANCIERS

Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU)
Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU)
Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
University of Crete – Natural History Museum of Crete
University of Crete – Natural History Museum of Crete
HAO (ELGO) Demeter
HAO (ELGO) Demeter
Green Fund
Green Fund
ΜΙΝΕΡΒΑ Α.Ε. / MINERVA S.A.
MINERVA S.A.

BENEFICIARIES

Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU)
Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU)
Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas
University of Crete – Natural History Museum of Crete
University of Crete – Natural History Museum of Crete
HAO (ELGO) Demeter
HAO (ELGO) Demeter

CO-FINANCIER

Green Fund
Green Fund
ΜΙΝΕΡΒΑ Α.Ε. / MINERVA S.A.
MINERVA S.A.